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Bird-plane collisions may pass 10,000, a first

WASHINGTON - Reports of airplanes hitting birds and other wildlife have soared in the year since a stricken US Airways jet landed in New York's Hudson River, and the government's tally for last year could reach or even exceed 10,000 for the first time.

Serious accidents are climbing at a faster rate than minor incidents.

January 12, 2010 | By JOAN LOWY and TED BRIDIS Associated Press Writer | World


Some fear Kan. ruling may spur abortion violence

WICHITA, Kan. - A judge's decision to allow a confessed killer to argue that he believes the slaying of one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers was a justified act aimed at saving unborn children has upended what most expected to be an open-and-shut first-degree murder case.

Prosecutors have challenged the ruling that allows Scott Roeder to tell a jury that the fatal shooting of Wichita doctor George Tiller was voluntary manslaughter. A Tuesday hearing is scheduled to allow Roeder's defense attorneys to respond.

January 12, 2010 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Mark McGwire finally admits using steroids

NEW YORK - Finally willing to talk about the past, Mark McGwire sobbed and sniffled, giving the missing - and unsurprising - answer to the steroids question.

Ending more than a decade of denials and evasion, McGwire admitted Monday that steroids and human growth hormone helped make him a home run king.

January 12, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Writer | World


Israel snubs Turkish ambassador in public

JERUSALEM - Israel publicly snubbed Turkey's ambassador over his country's persistent criticism of the Jewish state, with a government official refusing to shake the envoy's hand and making him sit on a lower seat at a meeting.

Turkey's ties with Israel have been strained by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's fierce criticism of the Jewish state's use of force against Palestinians.

January 12, 2010 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | World


November trade deficit increases to $36.4 billion

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit jumped to the highest level in 10 months as an improving U.S. economy pushed up demand for imports. However, exports rose as well, boosted by a weaker dollar, supporting the view that American manufacturers will be helped by a rebounding global economy.

The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the trade deficit jumped 9.7 percent to $36.4 billion in November, a bigger imbalance than the $34.5 billion deficit economists had forecast.

January 12, 2010 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | World


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January 12, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


US poll: Black optimism up; Hispanics wary on race

WASHINGTON - One year after the election of President Barack Obama, black optimism about the United States has surged, while Hispanics have become more skeptical about race relations, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday.

Thirty-nine percent of blacks say African-Americans are better off now than five years ago, according to the poll. In 2007, just 20 percent of blacks felt that way.

January 12, 2010 | By JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press Writer | World


Fed posts record profits for last year

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve generated record profits last year, reflecting money made off its extraordinary efforts to rescue the country from the worst economic and financial crisis since the 1930s.

January 12, 2010 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | World


FDIC seeks comment on bank pay plan

WASHINGTON - Federal banking regulators moved Tuesday to seek public input on a plan to link the insurance premiums levied on U.S. banks to the degree of risk-taking encouraged by their executive pay policies.

A divided board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted to make public a preliminary proposal for using executive compensation as a factor in assessing the fees that banks must pay for the deposit insurance fund. The plan could involve both rewards and penalties for banks.

January 12, 2010 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | World


China takes new steps to curb bank lending

BEIJING - China took new steps Tuesday to control bank lending, ordering institutions to set aside more reserves in a move to avert a surge in credit that Beijing worries might fuel inflation or asset price bubbles.

China's nascent rebound from the global crisis was fueled by a flood of lending by state-owned banks last year. Bankers cut lending under government orders toward the end of 2009 but regulators worry credit might rebound this year.

January 12, 2010 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | World


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My Take: Maybe not a leap, but GSU took a step

The Georgia Southern Eagles needed a win in the worst possible way, and they finally got one in the form of an 81-76 victory over visiting Western Carolina.

January 11, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Three Tech juniors are saying goodbye

ATLANTA - Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech lost three more stars to the NFL on Monday.

January 11, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Falcons fall in Philly

PHILADELPHIA - Nick Foles was steady, Jake Elliott had a big leg and the defense made one final stop.

January 12, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


NFL Playoffs - Divisional round kicks off

What America saw last weekend from the Atlanta Falcons was similar to what the team showed for 2½ quarters of last year's Super Bowl.

January 12, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


BA splits with rival Pinewood

Entering Friday night's matchup with Pinewood (0-8) the Bulloch Academy (9-2) boys basketball team had only played one game since before Christmas break. Bulloch ...

January 12, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Harman extends good play in Hawaii and takes Sony Open lead

HONOLULU - Different islands, vastly different golf courses, same good play from Brian Harman.

January 12, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees ...

January 12, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donaldson, Bryant set records ahead of arbitration swap

NEW YORK - Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records Friday when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year contracts rather than ...

January 12, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Metter has new police chief

Rob Shore was appointed to the position of Metter Police chief, City Manager Mandi Cody announced Friday.

January 12, 2018 | | Local


Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

NEW YORK - Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.

January 12, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local




Walmart boosts starting pay

NEW YORK - Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores - a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost ...

January 11, 2018 | By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Deal: Georgia 'exceptional' after 7 years of his leadership

ATLANTA - Delivering his final State of the State address as his fellow Republicans look to maintain their hold on Georgia government, Gov. Nathan Deal hailed ...

January 11, 2018 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Woman charged in child cruelty case

A woman who reportedly attacked a child with a phone charger cord is in jail with no bond, according to Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

January 11, 2018 | | Local




Fromm key if UGA wants another shot at title

ATLANTA - Jake Fromm won over his coach yet again even after he couldn't win Georgia's biggest game in almost four decades.

January 10, 2018 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Ryan back with team after day off for 'personal matter'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he'll be ready for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game at Philadelphia after missing Tuesday's ...

January 10, 2018 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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